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Welcome to the ELITE website! ELITE team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

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Professional Development
Learn about our workshops, classes, and programs. ELITE offers several learning pathway certificate programs every year.
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Take a look at our calendar to see what workshops and classes ELITE is offering for all employees this FY19.
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Online Teaching Trainings
Looking to teach online? Find out how to get started with Blackboard, the Learning Management System that the College uses for online classes.

Featured Upcoming Workshops and Classes
Tapestry Classes for Cultural Competence

Use MC LEARNS to sign up for at least one class this year in ELITE’s Tapestry series to enhance your cultural sensitivity, intercultural knowledge and cross-cultural skills. Improve teamwork across differences, in support of student success.

Each class is from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, at Mannakee, the Center for Training Excellence, 900 Hungerford Drive, Rockville.

  • November 6th, Grounded in Your Roots
  • November 27th, Media Literacy
  • December 11th, Law and Social Change
  • January 8th, Dialogue Practices
  • February 12th, Multicultural History of the US
  • March 26th, Globalization and You
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If you missed the Trauma Informed Educational Practice: Promoting Safety and Resilience in the Classroom webinar, you can now watch the video online. The whole presentation is now avialable for viewing over on the Hub.

Student Affairs and ELITE are partners in a new MC initiative called MC First. We are looking for staff, faculty and administrators who would like to be mentors for first generation college students. We are particularly interested in MC employees who self-identify as first in their families to seek higher education. However, all employees are welcome to participate.

The purpose of MC First is to introduce first-generation students at MC to others who have “been there” in terms of navigating college for the first time. Another purpose is to help students navigate the oftentimes overwhelming experience of going to college for the first time. Visit the MC First Mentoring Program website for more information.

Beginning with this edition you will see a focus on staff professional development as well as faculty professional development. Effective July 1, the Center for Professional and Organizational Development was merged in with ELITE. Faculty and Staff will continue to see the same exciting and effective professional development offerings they have always seen, and more; the merger means a comprehensive approach to professional development designed to meet the needs of ALL employees.

Over this past summer ELITE also moved its distance learning students website to the content management system the College is now using. The migration to the new CMS also resulted in some of the webpages in the old website being removed, including the Course Information Pages. Faculty who have linked to any of the old DL webpages on their syllabus should check the new website for updated links (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/distance ). Enjoy the newsletter (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  and have a great Fall semester!

The driving vision of the Employee Professional Development Master Plan is to foster participation and remove obstacles so as to provide a rich eco-system of life-long learning opportunities. These opportunities are intended to build skills, inspire and support employees and work teams to reach their fullest potential.

Employee engagement contributes to innovation and organizational effectiveness, which furthers the mission of student success. View the Employee Professional Development Master Plan 2018 – 2020 (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  for information.

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